December 05 2013
The Connect4Climate Be The Movement workshop brought together some great speakers and influential climate change movement makers to discuss ways on How to advance the global climate change movement. See quotes and biographies of the participants in alphabetical order.
December 03 2013
Nathan Davine's project is called Retrash, a book with a simple goal – to inspire the world to rethink waste, and in turn create positive social change in better spending habits.
December 02 2013
The private sector has a huge responsibility in working to slow climate change, but what’s its role in developing policies?
November 19 2013
On the 14 November Connect4Climate hosted a live chat on the Guardian Climate Change Hub. The topic was “how to build a global coalition to end climate change” and the outcomes of this are to be used in the Be The Movement workshop tomorrow at the University of Warsaw in parallel to COP19.
November 18 2013
Connor Botkin lay out 8 humorous and compelling reasons for using alternative transport. When deciding on ride options, remember to think climate smart!
November 07 2013
When our YouTube video on climate change reached 10,000 views, we had to catch our breath! Arguably, it had become the most popular video made by US university students majoring in sociology. And we ourselves had gone from apathy to glorious success. Here is our story
October 29 2013
The solution is designing livable, low-carbon and resilient cities. See how planning and financing can get your city there.
October 23 2013
Looking at a world with climate change through the creations of Laura Canali
October 17 2013
More than 8000 visitors came to the Build The Change workshops, including 4000 children and professionals from the EcoCity2013 conference. A giant EcoCity was built, covering more than 40 square meters.
October 16 2013
Max Thabiso Edkins tackles climate change denial comments posted under a Connect4Climate iChange video
October 09 2013
Patricia Downie and Henry Ertl share their experience of the Right Here Right Now event and how a video they made on the event can inspire climate change action. It was a night that changed them for ever.
September 26 2013
The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) is releasing its Fifth Assessment Report (AR5) on Friday.
September 26 2013
Learn what Arctic climate research is really like, from Dr. Kathryn Adamson and Tim Lane.
September 23 2013
The Social Good Brazil Seminar in São Paulo, transmitted online via livestream on the 24th September, will discuss the global movement that promotes the use of technology and social media for social change in Brazil.
September 17 2013
Connect4Climate will be present at EcoCity2013 in a number of ways, from leading the global "LEGO® Build the Change" challenge, to documenting the LEGO® Build the Change workshops, to participating in the summit and showcasing previous Connect4Climate winners.
September 09 2013
The winners of the Connect4Climate Voices4Climate competition have all received their prizes and certificates. Here are some pictures of the winners with their prizes:
August 20 2013
CIRCLE-2 is focused on the interface between Climate Change science and policy. Through the promotion of networking activities it aims to maximise the degree to which research outcomes address both national and European climate policy needs.
August 14 2013
Is there going to be left a habitable place for posterity and generations to come?
July 26 2013
The Vatican’s Pontifical Council of the Laity partners with Italy’s Ministry of Environment to create sustainability manifesto.
July 22 2013
2 cyclists; one tandem bike; 66 days and 40 cities across the USA - the goal: to raise awareness on climate change.
July 11 2013
Stephon Gabriel won the Voices4Climate Music Video category with "A Changing World." It is the changing world we are living in that lead this 21-years old entrepreneur to try to inspire others to rise up against climate change.
July 02 2013
With the right information, young people can become brilliant campaigners. So how do you get them involved?
June 28 2013
I'm inspired, I feel the climate movement is about to take off, let's join forces to tackle climate change.
June 19 2013
What will our world look like in 30 years without concerted action on climate change? A new report from the World Bank paints a stark picture and reminds us that there is still time to act.
June 14 2013
Video Blog by Connor Botkin and Marco Arena, Connect4Climate iChange Competition Finalists. They report on the UNFCCC Climate Change Conference in Bonn, June 2013.
June 11 2013
A guest post by Nadia Asfour, iChange Grand Prize Winner
May 23 2013
The five iChange finalists are...
May 14 2013
A guest post by Sven Kallen, Project Leader of LIFE+ The Green Deserts, on climate action and reforestation in Spain.
May 03 2013
A guest post by University of Maryland student, Jonathan Johnson.
May 01 2013
Connect4Climate was honored to participate in the 2013 Cambridge Climate Forum.
April 22 2013
The iChange deadline for entries has been moved to May 15! Download the iChange one pagers in multiple languages and the iChange presentation.
April 21 2013
A guest post by University of Maryland student, Benjamin Cutler.
April 19 2013
Kelly Rigg, Executive Director of Global Call for Climate Action, on what it takes to tackle climate change.
April 05 2013
From April 9th to 12th, 2013, C4C and Alcantara will co-host the Alcantara Dialogues/Connect4Climate: Re-Think, Re-Design, Re-New. Watch the discussions live on this page and tweet your comments and quesitons #c4cAlcantara
March 25 2013
On March 27th, 2013, C4C will host a discussion on women's empowerment as the key to climate resilience. Follow the conversation on Twitter with the hashtag #c4climate.
March 20 2013
Introducing iChange: a competition for students to create 30-second video messages about climate change!
March 18 2013
Read the full speech by Jim Yong Kim, President of the World Bank Group, from the Connect4Climate Right Here Right Now event. Or watch the video and see the surprise performance before his speech.
March 15 2013
Climate change is a serious issue that will affect the youngest generation most.
March 11 2013
There has been no better time to connect on climate change than right here, right now. Coming out of the post-COP15 climate lull it is time to tack action and embrace the climate challenge.
March 07 2013
The Big Future Group on climate mitigation through sustainable design
February 28 2013
and the winners of the Connect4Climate Voices4Climate competition are...
February 11 2013
Tune in on March 1st at 18:00 EST (GMT -5:00) for the Voices4Climate awards ceremony, guest musical performances, and more!
February 07 2013
Umou Al-Bazzaz on climate change in Sierra Leone
February 01 2013
January 30 2013
Taliana Vargas describe su experiencia representando C4C al Centro Comercial Guatapuri Plaza en Valledupar, Colombia, el 24 de Noviembre 2012.
January 30 2013
Taliana Vargas describes her experience representing C4C at the Centro Comercial Guatapuri Plaza in Valledupar, Colombia on November 24, 2012.
January 25 2013
Amid the mad rush of holiday shoppers, street hawkers, and gridlock traffic in New York City's Times Square, something very special happened on December 18, 2012.
January 23 2013
Last December I was one of the lucky six chosen by the University Centre for Development Cooperation (Brussels) to attend COP18.
January 18 2013
Until January 30th, you can vote for your favorite climate change stories at http://voices4climate.org.
January 15 2013
Thank you to everyone who entered the Voices4Climate TerrAfrica Podcast Competition, and congratulations to our two winners.
January 14 2013
TerrAfrica addresses land degradation in Sub-Saharan Africa by supporting innovative solutions that sustain landscapes and increase countries resilience to a changing climate.
January 11 2013
A look at how the Rainforest Alliance certification process is transforming land-use and protecting biodiversity in Uganda's tea sector.
January 10 2013
The Connect4Climate team is honored to welcome humanitarian and international music star Rocky Dawuni as a judge for the Voices4Climate competition.
January 10 2013
The Connect4Climate team is honored to welcome accomplished singer, author, fashion designer, and entrepreneur Cedella Marley as a judge of the Voices4Climate competition.
December 05 2012
New report details the vulnerability of the Arab world to climate change and calls for comprehensive national strategies to cope with the consequences.
December 04 2012
Connect4Climate is excited to announce our partnership with Artists Project Earth (APE)! Their latest album, Rhythms del Mundo: Africa, reached #1 on iTunes World album charts just six days after its November 20th release.
November 12 2012
November 01 2012
The deadline for the Voices4Climate TerrAfrica podcast category has passed, with 33 podcasts submitted from 11 African countries! A heartfelt thank you to all the participants who worked so hard on their radio stories. Here is the list of esteemed judges of the TerrAfrica podcast category:
October 31 2012
The last 15 years, living in NW Washington, DC, I have continued to recycle, and probably do a better job now as there are recycling bins on every floor of our building, right next to the trash chutes.
October 26 2012
Mindful living is a journey that touches on our personal ethics, habits with which we have grown up, and traditions in our own society. Each individual action amounts to a rain drop in a flood of positive change.
October 19 2012
When I moved to the US I realized that the consumption habits related to my new household and everyday life were not the most sustainable. After a consumption shock, I realized that I had to green my routine.
October 10 2012
To connect with some local voices, we sat down for a chat about sustainability with a local D.C. band, The Funk Ark—check out the video. And last but not least, C4C is working out the details of an exciting new partnership.
October 10 2012
October 01 2012
September 27 2012
We thought we'd go ahead and create a cheat sheet for the Voices4Climate competition. Not only that, we went one step further and translated it into 6 languages.
September 26 2012
September 19 2012
How can I sensitize people if I’m the first to act in the wrong way?
September 12 2012
The following is the first entry in a series of short personal weekly accounts on how each member of the C4C team is reducing their impact on the environment.
September 05 2012
August 23 2012
The Voices4Climate Competition invites young people from all over the world to submit photos, videos, music videos, and podcasts that tell powerful climate change stories. Start shooting, snapping, reporting, and rapping and tell us: how is climate change affecting your country? Your community? You, your friends, and your family? Do you have a cool idea for a local solution?
June 27 2012
The World Bank’s Managing Director Caroline Anstey, Sustainable Development Network Vice President Rachel Kyte, External Affairs Vice President Cyril Muller, and the Global Environment Facility’s Deputy CEO Andre Laperriere to participate in an evening of inspiration, creativity, and action to celebrate the ‘Apps for Climate’ competition winners and the launch of the Connect4Climate/MTV ‘Voices4Climate’ Global Photo, Video, and Music competition. Learn about the outcomes of the Rio+20 conference, the latest creative solutions to climate issues, and close out the night at a reception with Kenyan hip-hop star and environmentalist Juliani.
June 19 2012
June 13 2012
Livestream: Connecting for Climate: Technology, Creativity, and Action
Thursday, June 28, 2012
6:30pm to 9:30pm
May 31 2012
NYU Heyman center for philanthropy and fundraising partners with World Bank’s Connect4Climate initiative to raise awareness about climate change issues around the world.
May 31 2012
South Africa-based Greenpop, a social enterprise that runs urban greening and reforestation projects in sub-Saharan Africa, is on a mission to plant 5000 trees in Zambia.
May 31 2012
Launch of the United Nations Environment Programme State of the Environment Report: Global Environmental Outlook (GEO-5)
May 31 2012
May 17 2012
Join The Climate Group and Connect4Climate from the World Bank at 3pm GMT, May 29 to answer your questions around the topic title, 'Harnessing collective intelligence for a Clean Revolution', live on Twitter.
May 06 2012
Join us to discuss communication strategies that can help produce real results for climate change adaptation and mitigation.
April 30 2012
The panelists participating in tomorrow's discussion on Harnessing Collective Intelligence for Climate Change are ready. The discussions, scheduled to take place live at 10 am EST, will be broadcast via a livestream link. If you are unable to attend in person, head on over to our live stream page to follow the discussion. The panel, below, will take questions from a global audience via Twitter. Send in your comments and questions using the #c4climate hash tag.
April 27 2012
The C4C team will host a group of scholars and researchers from leading academic research programs on climate change communication to share their work with you and the C4C global
April 23 2012
April 23 2012
We are excited to announce the winner of the sixth week of our competition: Nico Eloranta in Helsinki, Finland! Nico told us about his environmentally-themed artwork made from recycled materials and found objects. Nico's sculpture, pictured below, depicts polar bears separated by gulfs between glaciers.
April 20 2012
"Until the lion has his or her own storyteller, the hunter will always have the best part of the story."
~ Ewe-Mina (African) Proverb
April 15 2012
Connect4Climate invites you to a CSO Forum discussion during the World Bank annual Spring Meetings.
April 13 2012
We are excited to announce the winner of the fifth week of our competition: Hans van der Broek in Hoi An, Vietnam! Hans shared information about his goal to encourage green tourism and support green entrepreneurs through Green Apple Hoi An.
April 10 2012
We were honored that Mr.Clini was able to pay us a personal visit, and we are empowered by our shared vision of not only raising awareness about climate issues, but also our quest to change hearts and minds around the world which will lead to concrete action to combat climate change.
April 04 2012
March 28 2012
March 21 2012
Connect4Climate (C4C) team members traveled from World Bank headquarters in Washington, D.C. to Bangkok, Thailand to attend the 2nd Asia-Pacific Climate Change Adaptation Forum at the United Nations Conference Center.
March 21 2012
Andrew Steer, World Bank's special envoy for climate change and Cyril Muller, vice president of external affairs were on hand to present the prizes to the winners.
March 21 2012
We are excited to announce the winner of the second week of our competition: Cristina Sinziana Buliga in Romania! Cristina submitted a fun poem about reducing her water use. Her new solar backpack will be in the mail shortly!
March 15 2012
The Young Professionals in Local Development (YPLD) is a network of young professionals that set its mind to change the world. We started from a small idea of aggregating the local population towards building their community to a much bigger objective: that of creating a global network of young, but also experienced professionals that, by fostering communities` growth through innovation, can help solve some of the biggest challenges today: food security, climate change, poverty.
March 14 2012
It was certainly a challenge after receiving so many fantastic entries, but the Connect4Climate Weekly Competition panel of judges has reached a decision! Congratulations to James Kamau Wangu in Kenya! We will be mailing your solar backpack to you shortly!
March 06 2012
In vista della Conferenza delle Nazioni Unite sullo sviluppo sostenibile Rio+20, Connect4Climate invita i social media users e la propria community a prendere parte al concorso settimanale “How are you greening your life?” Inviateci le vostre foto,video,canzoni,poesie,disegni e raccontateci come state state rendendo la vostra vita piu' sostenibile per il pianeta! Avrete la possibilita’ di vincere uno zaino dotato di pannelli solari!
February 29 2012
في بدء التحضير لإنعقاد مؤتمر الأمم المتحدة للتنمية المستدامة - ريو 20+ كونكت فور كلايمت، يدعو مجتمع كونكت فور كلايمت مستخدمي مواقع التواصل الإجتماعي في جميع أنحاء العالم لتقديم مشاركاتهم التي بدورها تجيب عن" كيفية جعل حياتهم أكثر خضاراً وصديقة للبيئة"ويسعدنا أن نسمع منكم قصصكم الشخصية عن الأعمال المحلية التي أدت إلى أسلوب حياة صديق للبيئة وأكثر إستدامة. أرنا كيف يمكنك أنتأن تفعل كي تعيش حياة أكثر خضاراً وصديقة للبيئة من خلال صورة أو فيديو أو أغنية أو الرسم أو قصيدة أو عمل فني آّخر- كل شيء مسموح به! شاركنا قصصك حتى تحظي بفرصة الفوز بحقيبة الظهر للطاقة الشمسية.
February 29 2012
We are thrilled to start getting great images of our winners recieving and unpacking their awards from all over Africa.
Acerca de la competiciòn semanal Connect4Climate: Qué hacen ustedes para que sus vidas sean más sostenibles?
February 27 2012
En la fase previa a la Conferencia de las Naciones Unidas sobre el Desarrollo Sostenible Rio+20, Connect4Climate invita a la comunidad de C4C y los usuarios de medios sociales de todo el mundo a enviar contenidos que responden la pregunta: “Qué hacen ustedes para que sus vidas sean más sostenibles?” Quisiéramos ver y escuchar sus experiencias personales acerca de acciones locales que sean un ejemplo de una forma de vida más sostenible. Muéstranos que están haciendo USTEDES para realizar una vida más verde con una imagen, un video, una canción, un dibujo, una poesía, una obra de arte, todo vale! Envienos sus historias y tendrán la oportunidad de ganar un mochila solar Connect4Climate!
February 26 2012
En vue de la conférence des Nations Unies sur le Développement Durable Rio+20, Connect4Climate invite la communauté C4C et les utilisateurs des media sociaux partout dans le monde à soumettre histoires, vidéos, photos qui répondent à la question : «Comment êtes-vous en train de rendre votre vie un peu plus écologique? ». Nous sommes intéressés à savoir comment vous essayez de promouvoir une vie plus « verte » et soutenable. Racontez-nous ce que VOUS faites pour mener une vie plus verte à travers une photo, une vidéo, une chanson, un dessin, un poème, une œuvre d’art ; tout peut marcher ! Soumettez vos histoires pour avoir la chance de gagner un sac à dos solaire Connect4Climate !
February 23 2012
Show us what YOU are doing to live a green life with a photo, video, song, drawing, poem, or artwork – anything goes! Submit your stories for a chance to win a Connect4Climate solar backpack!